Lura Libby second-graders Macy Barnhart, Nicholas Larrabee and Taisia Adams were recognized recently for their writing skills. Barnhart won a writing prize sponsored by Reading Rockets and AdLit.org. Larrabee and Adams received honorable mentions.

Barnhart’s work will be published online as part of the contest. Through the program, students write segments of an ongoing serialized story and submit them through the Internet.

Popular children’s book author and artist Chris Van Dusen visited the first grade at the school last week, making a presentation to students about his work.

Thanks to the Fulbright Program, the school also has a new assistant in teaching the students French. Cécile d’Agaro said she came to Maine from a suburb of Paris. She said she was looking for someplace different to visit and has enjoyed her time in Maine.

Some of the school’s students were also recently rewarded for their work on posters for the Knox-Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District.